How Women Can Unleash the Power of Strategic Networks

March 20, 2017 One of the most powerful moments for me this year was to participate in the Chicago Women’s March on January 21, 2017. The peaceful, positive and upbeat feeling of female solidarity made me forget for a moment why we were there: because many women don’t support confident female leaders. This “Hillary Effect” remains an unconscious bias elephant … Read More

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Why 2016 was “magic” for talent.imperative inc

December 31, 2016 My main objective in founding talent.imperative inc was to spark innovation, create impact, and deliver value in the area of talent and HR. I am humbled to say that in 2016 we got another step closer toward that goal. Take a look at some of the highlights from our busy year: #1 DisruptHR Chicago launched – more … Read More

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How Chicago Leaders Are Tackling the Skills Mismatch

November 16, 2016 My husband recently introduced me to Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. I adore this show. What could be better than Jerry Seinfeld who is joined by friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories all along the way? And thus the idea of talent.coffee™ was born… minus the … Read More

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How To Disrupt HR In Five Steps

October 14, 2016 “Disruption” is trendy. It’s everywhere. Even in HR. But what does it really mean? What is disruptive in HR? Who is the judge of what is truly game-changing and what is not? After the launch of our inaugural DisruptHR Chicago event in April of this year I found myself reflecting on and discussing these questions with passionate … Read More

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How to CHREATE the Future of Work

May 23, 2016 Nope, no misspelling of the title… The Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise  or short “CHREATE” conceived by the brilliant USC Marshall Professor John Boudreau is in its third year of rethinking and re-tooling how HR must evolve to meet future challenges. What started out with a small cohort of Chief Human Resources … Read More

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Why Recruiting Relationships Are Underrated

October 23, 2015 With technology buzz all around us, human connections – relationships – in recruiting have become underrated. We use technology as a crutch, not as an enabler. There, I said it. It’s not that I am a tech Luddite – I love well-designed recruiting technology as much as you do. But as long as there are humans involved … Read More

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The State of Talent 2015

September 30, 2015 I was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune as part of their special on talent and culture. [You can read the complete interview here.] Much of the conversation circled around my talent.trends report and the subsequent writing I had done earlier this year on 5 trends that we would see play out in 2015. One of the … Read More

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10 Talent Blogs Every Leader Should Read

July 31, 2015 I recently wrote a blog post about “10 Talent Books Every Leaders Should Read”. I received several comments articulating that maybe not everyone reads entire books anymore. Fair. Point taken! For the time crunched and technophiles among you – here is a list of my favorite talent-related blogs and newsletters: Blog #1: Granted by Adam Grant This … Read More

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How to build talent.driven leadership capability

June 18, 2015 The post-recession era is marked by slow economic growth, complexity, and rapid change requiring a fundamental shift in how to lead and sustain business success. Authenticity, agility, and advocacy merge into a new concept that I called talent.driven leadership in our popular talent.trends report. The paradox today’s leaders must master is to expand their own learning agility … Read More

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10 Talent Books Every Leader Should Read

May 29, 2015 I have been asked by several people lately what book I can recommend to those HR and business leaders who want to expand their knowledge in talent management. My answer to all was that in my opinion there is not ONE book that does justice to this topic. The reason: the very definition and concept of talent … Read More

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